Save the…Sharks!?

APRIL 12, 2019

Dr. Greg Stunz

Professor, Marine Biology
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi

What is the talk about?

“We have been hating sharks on general principles for centuries … now it is high time that they should pay up.”  This was a 1928 invitation to harvest sharks in Scientific Monthly (now Science). This mentality has been accepted by generations of fishermen and fishery managers. However, modern science shows many of the world’s shark stocks have decreased to unprecedented levels, placing ocean ecosystems in peril. Through his research and interactions with sharks, Dr. Stunz will share the history and current status of their declines, and their future along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Registration opens three weeks prior to the event.

About our presenter

Dr. Greg Stunz

Dr. Greg Stunz

Dr. Stunz is a Professor of Marine Biology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Dr. Stunz's interest is in a healthy Gulf of Mexico. He investigates how human activities impact the habitat and health of sharks and other fishes. He uses the powerful tool of satellite telemetry to track movement patterns and lifestyles of these amazing creatures.


This event requires registration. Click on the "Register Now" button to register. If the event is full you will join the waitlist and be notified if additional tickets become available.


Schedule & Location

April 12, 2019
5:30-6:40 PMCool ActivitiesHallways, Burdine Hall (BUR), UT Campus
7:00-8:15 PMTalkAuditorium (Rm. 106), Burdine Hall (BUR), UT Campus

Parking & Directions

Burdine Hall (BUR), UT Campus
Burdine Hall (BUR) is located on 2505 University Avenue. Attendees should park at the 27th Street Garage (TSG), located at 109 W. 27th St. at the discounted rate of $4. Please read the detailed information here for parking options including buying discounted parking passes. From parking garage to event venue: Exit the garage on Wichita St. Walk south on Wichita St, crossing Dean Keeton St, and entering the Burdine Courtyard through the archway next to the Biomedical Engineering Building.